How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 Subaru Forester Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 Subaru Forester Key Fob

If your Forester key is no longer working properly, the cell battery more likely must to be replaced. In this post, we are going to tell you how to disassembly your car keyless entry remote and change a weak or dead battery DIY. If you gonna solve to do it at home near Forester, use this guide, but first make sure you have all you need.

What kind of battery keyless entry remote use

Replacing battery in keyless entry remote require flat head screwdriver and CR2025 battery. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your fob’s batteries.
  • 1xCR2025 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Forester's key fob

A small button battery installed in the your keyless entry remote. Accurately try to disassemble your keyless entry remote with pry tools. Change CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it in fob’s shell. Battery must be installed with the same position as was an old. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you by mistake put battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all is functioning by testing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your case two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob shell for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

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Key fob of Subaru Forester use 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $6 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your key fob battery is simple to do in 2011 Subaru Forester. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for keyless entry remote disassembly.

The price to replace the battery in remote key fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the car and the service station.

Key fob batteries in Subaru Forester should be replaced once in 4 years, but this will vary based on their amount of use and quality. If your keyless entry remote shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

These signs will warn you that it's probably time to replace battery in your Subaru Forester: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, signal strength reduced and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U819
  2. Models: 2011-2014 Subaru Forester